Just like every day, i started my day with two glasses of water on an empty stomach then had my cup of coffee (1 tsp of Nescafe, 3 tsp of fat free coffee mate, 2 tsp of sugar) followed by 30g of Bran flakes with a glass of vanilla flavored soy milk (Alpro) ! This combination is a true delicacy and is most importantly fulfilling!
As a first snack, i had a glass of fresh orange juice!
Did you know that each half a cup of freshly squeezed fruit juice counts as a portion of fruits ? Thus, watch out your drinks as they can add up many unwanted calories!
I had lunch at Cozmo cafe in Zaitunay Bay!
I started my lunch with 15 edamame; Eh-da-ma-me is the Japanese word for branched beans! They are a source of complete proteins which would naturally make you feel satiated and would help you avoid ordering a lot of maki rolls!
They are also low in fat and rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals. Phyto means plant in Greek and Chemicals are the plant’s chemicals that help the plant fight off the wind, the sun rays, the rain and protect itself against them all!Once ingested those phytochemicals also help our body fight off all free radicals and any type of disease! Thus strengthening our immune system and reducing the risk of cancer and other diseases!
1/2 a cup of edamame has 11g of proteins, vitamin C, vitamin B,vitamin E, minerals and 4g of fiber!
Then i had a crab salad, two shrimps, 10 salmon sashimi, 5 tuna sashimi and 3 maki rolls!
As an afternoon snack, i had a bar of special K with a fat free fruit yogurt! A true satiating delicacy!
I had for dinner wraps made of iceberg lettuce, 1 tbsp labneh light and two slices of turkey! A very quick, easy, tasty, low fat, low calorie dinner!
Dietitian Nicole Maftoum